28th ANNUAL MINNESOTA AVIATION HALL OF FAME INDUCTION BANQUET
The Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame will proudly hold its 28th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Banquet at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota on April 22, 2017.
The awards ceremony will be emceed by popular radio personality, Al Malmberg, host of WCCO Radio’s World of Aviation. Awards will be presented to six inductees, including James H. Brodie, inventor of a system of utilizing small private aircraft for sub and search patrols in the Pacific during WWII; Edward J. Chapman, Vietnam fighter pilot, United Captain, balloonist; Alvin D. Grady, historian, USAF member, Duluth Airport Authority Chief Accountant and 148th Fighter Squadron budget analyst, and historian; Bruce D. Jaeger, owner Willmar Air Service, Mooney aircraft specialist; Major General Robert S. Peterson, WWII Flying Tiger, fighter pilot in Korea and Vietnam, and Metropolitan Airports Commission member; Brig. General George L. Schulstad, 26 years a USAF fighter pilot, exchange pilot with US Navy in action during Vietnam. In addition to the induction awards, the Hall of Fame will present a Best Aviation Writing Award for 2017 to Sam Weigel, Flying Magazine columnist. The Hall of Fame will also honor three young aviation career students with $1500 scholarships.
This will mark the second year the induction banquet will be held at the Hyatt. The hotel is located at 3200 East 81st Street on the south side of Hwy 494, just a couple blocks from the 34th Avenue exit. Banquet and hotel details along with reservation materials available on the Hall of Fame website, mnaviationhalloffame.org.